Monday, August 11, 2014

Classic Martinez

This is the precursor to the Martini and as such, there is high vermouth to gin ratio. That is because the gins of prohibition era were strong and a little disagreeable in terms of flavor. This drinks is best balanced with Old Tom gin, a vintage style of gin with a full body and robust flavor.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Old Tom gin and sweet vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz. of equal parts sweet and dry vermouth
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • 1 dash of cherry liqueur
  • Garnish with a lemon twist
 Combine vermouth and gin in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add bitters and cherry liqueur and garnish with twist.

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